Lebanon's Hezbollah green-lights maritime border deal with Israel -officials

Women hold Hezbollah flags as a convoy of tanker trucks carrying Iranian fuel oil drive in Baalbeck, Lebanon September 16, 2021. REUTERS/Aziz Taher

Oct 11 (Reuters) - Lebanon's Hezbollah, a powerful armed movement that considers Israel its sworn enemy, has green-lit a U.S.-mediated deal to demarcate Lebanon's maritime borders with Israel, two senior Lebanese sources said on Tuesday.

One senior Lebanese government official and one official close to Hezbollah said the party had "agreed" to the terms of the deal and considered negotiations "over."

Reporting by Laila Bassam; Writing by Maya Gebeily, Editing by William Maclean

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